Art for fragrance
Cuir is a French word for a type of leather. The surface textured like fine-grained leather utilizes a process which took five years to develop, and is only achieved through repeated firings. The entire process utilizes proprietary techniques, with the artisan meticulously adjusting the process by hand to maximize the airtightness of each perfume bottle. This beautiful art piece is truly the culmination of many years of patient, meticulous development and artistry.
Area: Imari, Saga Prefecture
Brand: Hatama Touen
Size: w75 x h80mm
Brand: Hataman Touen
Manufacturer of Nabeshima ware in Imari, Saga Prefecture. They focus on new innovative discoveries while simultaneously carrying on traditional techniques such as "iro-e" (painting). One of their ingenious inventions includes the "Cuir" series, featuring porcelain surfaces that mimic the texture of leather.
Japanese Crafts Online Media: KOGEI STANDARD
A generic term for the high-quality porcelain produced in kilns operated by the Nabeshima clan between the 17th and 19th centuries. At that time it was manufactured as gifts for the shogun and feudal lords because of its outstanding quality and artistry. Its distinctive original style, which has been carried on to this day, is known simply as Nabeshima style, and includes “Iro Nabeshima” (colored Nabeshima), “Nabeshima sometsuke” (blue-and-white Nabeshima), “Ai Nabeshima” (Indigo Nabeshima), and “Nabeshima celadon.”
Instructions for use
To use this product safely and comfortably, please follow the instructions below:
- Wash before first use with water or warm water.
- Do not use in dishwasher or microwave.
- Do not use in oven or on an open fire.
- Clean the product with a non-abrasive, soft cloth.
- For your safety, do not use any item that is chipped or cracked.
- As these are handmade products, each piece will look slightly different.
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